Michigan State looks to stay unbeaten at home tonight against Penn State while Michigan will try to bounce back from Saturday’s loss to MSU as the Wolverines are on the road to face Nebraska.
At his weekly news conference yesterday, Michigan Coach John Beilein said it’s a big challenge for anyone to beat the Cornhuskers on their homecourt.
The leader in the Big Ten, third-ranked Ohio State, barely survived last night with an 87-to-84 victory over Purdue. It was the Buckeyes 39th win in-a-row at home. Ohio State improved to 9-and-2 in the conference, good for a game-and-a-half lead over 7-and-3 Michigan State.
But the Spartans still have two games to play against the Buckeyes, beginning with Saturday’s game at Columbus and then the regular season finale in East Lansing on March Fourth.
Coming up tonight in Mid-American Conference play, it’s Western Michigan at home against Akron. The top-ranked team in college hoops rolled last night with Kentucky winning at home over number-7 Florida 78-to-58.